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MORAVIAN FALLS, NC - Tuesday night's season-opening game between the Watauga High baseball team and Wilkes Central was rained out. The has been rescheduled, and will now be played Thursday night at 5 p.m. Coverage begins at 4:50 p.m. on WATA 1450 AM/96.5 FM.

ATLANTA -  Appalachian State University women’s basketball senior guard Joi Jones (Duluth, Ga./Duluth) was selected to the 2017 WBCA “So you Want to be a Coach” Program, the organization announced. 

Russell Stone, a veteran head coach, has been named the new head coach at Hickory High School. Stone, who has coached at six schools during his career, including Fayetteville-Byrd and West Forsyth, is 262-154-5.

The Watauga High football team will open the season at home against Asheville-Roberson on August 18. Hickory has a new football coach, Alan Graham and Rory McNeil pace WHS golf in their preseason opener....